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Database Tutorials

This LibGuide contains step by step instructions for majority of research databases available in the Wolfgram collection.

About ASTM Compass

ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

Providing you 24/7 online access to the content developed by ASTM’s worldwide network of experts, ASTM Compass® helps you ensure safety, improve quality, and gain a competitive advantage. Add your content, partner content, and more.

You’ll search and refine searches using your native language and quickly find the standards you need to use in your industry. Instantly access any of ASTM’s 12,000+ standards, as well as AASHTO, AATCC, API, and UOP standards whenever and wherever you need them.

With tools to add notes, attachments, and even your own standards, you’ll be able to work smarter and faster.

Searching ASTM Compass

Once you have accessed ASTM Compass, you can type in the topic you are interested in and the type of information you are looking for from the drop down menu.  In this case we are going to search for "Equestrian helmets" and standards. Click on the yellow magnifying glass to search.

A screen shot of the ASTM Compass homepage with the search box and the drop down menu highlighted


Once you have clicked on the search button, ASTM Compass will return a list of standards that contain your search terms.  You can click on either the title of the standard to see the HTML version or the PDF link to get the PDF version.

Screen shot of the results list in ASTM Compas  with the first standard highlighted.

Additionally, from the results list you can click on Versions and see a list of the earlier versions of the standard, so see how it has evolved and changed over time.

Screen shot of ASTM Compass results list with versions button highlighted